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Sean Spicer: Trump is immune from punishment for sexual harassment because voters are ‘the HR department’

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Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer argued recently that President Donald Trump would not need to be disciplined for alleged sexual harassment because voters are the real human resources department for elected officials.

The remarks came at a conference for HR professionals in Washington, D.C., BuzzFeed reported on Wednesday.

“Elected people are in a very unique position because the people elected them into office,” Spicer said. “That is the HR department, so to speak.”

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In the run-up to and since the 2016 election, Trump was accused of sexual misconduct by at least 16 women. Several of the women described what appeared to be sexual assaults.

Other speakers at the conference for HR professionals took a tone that was more progressive than Spicer’s.

“Culture is at the root of this,” former HR executive Johnny Taylor said. “I can train all day, I could take my former management team and give them an hour a week of sexual harassment training, and that would not eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.”

The conference also focused on former Attorney General Eric Holder’s report on gender discrimination at Uber. The Holder report warns managers not to let high performers off the hook.

“If rock star culture means ‘behave badly and we don’t do anything about it,’ don’t let it happen,” employment lawyer Brenda Kasper explained.

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Lev Parnas has Trump ‘unnerved’: ex-FBI official says the president doesn’t know what he ‘has up his sleeve’

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President Donald Trump is "very nervous" about what Lev Parnas may have on him, a former top FBI official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.

Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence was interviewed by MSNBC's Peter Alexander.

The host played clips of Trump denying any relationship with Parnas.

"Well, I don't know him, I don't know Lev Parnas, other than I guess I had pictures taken -- which I do with thousands of people," Trump argued. "I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't where he comes from. I can tell you this -- I don't know him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him."

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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